H/T & Upload Vlad Tepes , translation Tanya
Update 10:43 AM: Hit-and-Run Terrorist Killed after Injuring 2
An Arab terrorist injured two police officers, one of them a woman, with his vehicle shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday in the A-Tur neighborhood near the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem.
Officials have confirmed our previous report that the terrorist reportedly was killed by security forces as he tried to shift into reverse and kill the victims.
District police commander Moshe Edri praised the police officer who shot the terrorist and prevented others from being injured by the Arab driver.
The police officers were guarding in the area and were evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek and Hadassah Ein Kerem hospitals. The policewoman suffered moderate injuries and the policemen is being treated for light injuries.
Jerusalem, 17 May 2015 / 28 Iyar, 5775
Jerusalem Day Ceremony
(Communicated by the President’s and the Prime Minister’s media advisors)
President Reuven Rivlin spoke on Sunday evening (May 17, 2015) at the official Jerusalem Day ceremony marking 48 years since the unification of Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat also spoke at the ceremony, held at the Ammunition Hill National Memorial Site, which was also attended by Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Nachman Shai and Vice President of the Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein.
President Rivlin stated, “We are now fortunate to see the growth and prosperity of Jerusalem – a state capital with bustling streets filled with young men and women, boys and girls. A capital with a vibrant and developed civil society, seminaries that cater to the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi), the secular and the traditional; and arts and culture that are unique and have all sprung up from the unique human fabric.”
The President stressed the responsibility arising from the consolidation of the city and said, “My Jerusalem … belongs not only to its history; it belongs first and foremost to its people and to all its residents: secular and religious, Arabs and Jews. In my united Jerusalem there is west and there is east, but there are no secondary sons, there are no secondary Jerusalemites.
We are confronting rightly, justly, and without hesitation, criticism over our right to be sovereign in a united Jerusalem. I fear that we ourselves have not yet looked frankly at the meaning of our sovereignty in the city. When we look today at the huge disparities between the eastern part of the city and the western part, we have to tell ourselves honestly: we completed the physical unification of the city, but the task of unifying the city’s social and economic aspects has barely begun.
While western Jerusalem is enjoying the momentum of development and impressive growth, the eastern part of the city is in disrepair and neglect. It needs to be said that today, after years of viewing eastern Jerusalem and its people as ‘transparent’, groundbreaking steps are currently being taken in the fields of education, housing and infrastructure, and for that we need to congratulate the mayor. However, there is much more to be done. This is a national mission which needs to be placed squarely on the shoulders of the incoming government.
The events of the past few months, including the phenomenon of stone-throwing by roaming children, only reinforce the understanding that security involves welfare. In recent months Jerusalem has witnessed bloody, brutal, murderous terrorist attacks. We will continue to fight against terrorism without hesitation and without fear. With that in mind, the ticking bomb that is the welfare of the residents of eastern Jerusalem cannot be dismantled by police and security forces alone. It would be foolish and wrong to think so. And above all it would be negligent not to address the issues in time.”
The President added, “Sovereignty entails responsibility. Sovereignty involves policy. Sovereignty involves determination. The reunification of Jerusalem in practice, in terms of narrowing the pressing gap between its eastern and western parts, is a task that all lovers of Jerusalem, from the Right and Left alike, have to agree upon and strive to achieve. Only thus can we ask for peace in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is given to us in trust. We must bear the heavy responsibility for the peace of the city’s inhabitants here, and for the peace of those who believe in the city from around the world. May we know to ask for city’s well-being as a united Jerusalem, for the sake the city’s lovers, its people and all its believers.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “Islamic fanaticism threatens Jerusalem, the Middle East and the entire world – Sunni fanaticism, such as that of Islamic State, and the Shi’ite extremists led by the Ayatollahs in Tehran. Extremist Sunni and Shi’ites are fighting each other, but they have a common enemy – the West, and the culture of freedom and progress that it represents.
Only last night, after vigorous action by the US against the terrorism of Islamic State, the leader of Iran, Khamenei, attacked the US and said: It is the United States – so said the man who is heading the negotiations between Iran and the major powers – that is causing and supports terrorism. These words were said when Iran still does not have nuclear weapons, and it is still not too late to go back on the plan to give Iran a deal that would pave for it a certain path to nuclear weapons. We oppose this deal and we are not the only ones who do so. It is both necessary and possible to achieve a better deal, because extremists cannot be allowed to achieve their aims, not in Iran, not in Yemen and not in Jerusalem.”
Possible terror attack in Jerusalem; three wounded
Baby amoung wounded when car hits people waiting for Jerusalem’s Light Rail.
Published: 10.22.14, 18:07 / Israel News
Three people were wounded near Jerusalem’s Light Rail Ammunition Hill station. Initial reports said the train had derailed but the police say it is possible a car attempted to run over people waiting at the station.
H/T OMRI CEREN
Both Australia and Canada are leading where the immoral Lefitst idealogues of the Obama administration left off. And Brian from Israellycool reminds me, ”They shouldn’t say ‘east’ either.
AUSTRALIA DROPS THE WORD ‘OCCUPIED’ FROM REFERENCES TO EAST JERUSALEM
The Australian government will no longer refer to Eastern Jerusalem as “occupied”, the Attorney General said in a statement on Thursday.
The Times of Israel reports that Attorney General George Brandis said that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop believes that using the word “occupied” is judgemental and hinders dialogue over the contested area.
Speaking to the Australian Senate, Brandis said: “The description of East Jerusalem as ‘occupied’ East Jerusalem is a term freighted with pejorative implications which is neither appropriate nor useful.
“It should not and will not be the practice of the Australian government to describe areas of negotiation in such judgmental language.”
If it were the other way around, every nut-job Muslim would be rioting in the street.
h/t: Andy Bostom
Waqf Official Beats Jewish Man on Temple Mount
By Tova Dvorin
Yitzhak Tessler, one of hundreds of Jews who came to ascend to the Temple Mount on Tuesday, was beaten by a Waqf Muslim Authority official.
Activist Yehuda Glick reported that Tessler asked the policeman accompanying the Jews up the mount to stop the attacks. In response, the Israeli police arrested Tessler.
The visit was in honor of the beginning of Nissan, the month featuring the Jewish holiday of Passover. Glick notes that the situation is very tense because dozens of Muslim employees sit in place at the Mount during the Jews’ visiting hours, and verbally abuse the Jews as they ascend the Mount.
“The police are afraid, and do not allow the entry of more than twenty to thirty Jews at once,” Glick stated. “Hundreds of Jews wait an hour, two hours, and even three hours in the hot sun at the entrance, raising tensions at the Temple Mount.”
Anyone denying this fact is either grossly uniformed or an ideologically bound, bald faced liar.
Israel’s Legal Sovereignty over the Territories and Jerusalem
Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Jacques Gauthier
“Declarations relating to the status of Jerusalem should clearly distinguish between the legal aspects of the issue and political claims. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and other political leaders frequently employ baseless legal arguments when they make statements concerning Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem and the West Bank.
“I have spent 20 years investigating the legal aspects of sovereignty concerning Jerusalem. My unequivocal conclusion is that according to international law, Israel has a well-founded claim to sovereignty over Jerusalem, including its Old City.”
Dr. Gauthier is a non-Jewish Canadian lawyer who received his PhD after twenty years of research on the legal status of Jerusalem. His dissertation comprises some 1,300 pages with 3,000 footnotes. He has served as legal counsel to various governments including France, Spain, Mexico and Canada.
“The Balfour Declaration was a statement by the British government.
In November 1917, Great Britain however, did not have military control or the legal authority to give rights over Palestine to others.
“To understand the legality of Israel’s sovereignty in Palestine, we have to begin with the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 which took place at the French Foreign Office on the Quai d’Orsay. Both Arabs and the Zionist Organization presented their cases concerning the future of Palestine there. The Zionist Organization asked for the recognition of ‘the historic title of the Jewish people in Palestine and the right of Jews to reconstitute their national home.’ It demanded that the borders of Palestine – for which a map was presented – broadly follow the biblical territory on both sides of the Jordan River. It proposed that ‘the sovereignty of Palestine shall be vested in the League of Nations and the government will be entrusted to Great Britain acting as Mandatory of the League.’
“The Paris Conference led to various treaties with nations defeated in the First World War. They transferred title of many territories they had lost in the war to the five Principal Allied and Associated Powers, the United States, the British Empire, France, Italy and Japan.
“The Paris Conference was followed by the San Remo Conference, which took place in April 1920 at the Villa Devachan. There, the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers adopted a resolution on 25 April concerning Palestine. It stated that its administration would be entrusted to a Mandatory which they would select. It also said: ‘The Mandatory will be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on the 8th [2nd] November 1917 by the British government and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish People.
It being clearly understood, that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed [by] the Jews in any other country. This resolution is the legal foundation of the rights under the Law of Nations granted to the Jewish people in respect to Palestine.’
“In San Remo, the Principal Allied Powers approved British mandates over Palestine including Trans-Jordan, (East-Palestine) and Iraq, as well as the French Mandate over Syria and Lebanon. The Arabs acquired huge territories as a result of the San Remo Conference. However, there were crucial differences in the texts of the Mandate treaties for Syria and Lebanon, as well as the one for the Mesopotamia (Iraq) Mandate on one hand and the Mandate for Palestine on the other. In the former, it said that the organic law will be ‘formed in agreement with the native authorities and shall take into account the rights, interests and wishes of all the population inhabiting the mandated territory.’
In the Mandate for Palestine, there is no such formula. It stated that the Mandatory will be responsible for creating the conditions to ‘secure the establishment of the Jewish National Home.’ It also said that recognition was given ‘to the historical connection of the Jewish People within Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.’
“The Council of League of Nations approved the British and French Mandates in July 1922. In the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, Turkey renounced all rights and title on the aforementioned territories. In international law, once the title to Palestine was given to the Jewish people, this cannot be nullified retroactively as a result of the introduction of new principles of international law several decades later. In fact, the rights granted to the Jewish people are protected under Article 80 of the UN Charter. This preserves intact all the rights granted to Jews under the Mandate for Palestine, even after the Mandate’s expiry in May 1948.”
Also watch this.
Lets face it, the Europeans couldn’t care less about Israel, and even less about the Iranian people who oppose the regime. If they did care, they’d realize that this deal is a death sentence for the Iranian people (it frees the regime’s hands to persecute them once they’ve achieved their nuke goals), and the severest existential threat Israel has ever faced.
The Finnish paper Aamulehti headlined its Iran article “A big step but only a first step.”
Finland’s Helsingin Sanomat wrote: “The negotiation creates a foundation for trust” and the talks are “ultimately a question of Iran ‘s nuclear program and its foreign policy. International status change is possible if Iran is genuinely prepared to convince foreign powers and the IAEA that its nuclear program is no longer a secret part of its military.”
How the European media view the Iran nuclear deal
Major news organizations in France and Germany largely express approval of their political leaders for the six-month agreement reached in Geneva.
News Photo: Wikicommons
BERLIN – French and German diplomacy played a role in securing an interim agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, and the major news organizations in both countries on Monday largely reflected the approval of their political leaders for the six-month agreement.
France’s conservative daily Le Figaro wrote of “the French constancy in the treatment of the case. The deal is a success and precludes any ambiguity, thanks to French diplomacy’s hard work.”
The paper noted, “the French got the Americans to suspend the sanctions in the automotive industry.”
Serge Michel, the deputy editor of the left-leaning Le Monde, said, “The agreement meets all the Western expectations and the lifted sanctions are fairly minimal.”
The paper stressed that the US is on the right path to test the intentions of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.
This is an excellent video, and no one cuts through the dross (perhaps Netanyahu to a point) like Mordechai Kedar. He knows the Islamic/Muslim Arab mindset backwards and forwards. I would also posit the destruction of once Christian ruled Lebanon as a key example of the Islamic/Muslim Arab mindset in action as well. No non-Islamic political entity can be allowed in a region deemed part of Dar-al-Islam, and ”da var vill go on”.
Published on Nov 7, 2013
Dr. Kedar explains why there can never be peace as long as Palestinians are unwilling to recognize Israel. Dr. Kedar also reveals that Jerusalem has NEVER been an Arab or Muslim Capital in all of history.
Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.
– Jewish Journal
H/T: Leena N.
Abdullah the fibber.
If they have a tongue, you can trust them to lie with it the moment they open their mouths. As with the Left, they have to lie, because they want you to believe in absurd things that are simply not true.
NOTE: That’s how they think about every capital city in the world, it’s all for Islam.
Contrary to the presentation by Abdullah and Abbas, the Peace Treaty, signed by King Hussein of Jordan and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, is between Israel and Jordan; the PA does not play a role. The “Washington Agreement,” which set out the understanding for the terms of the Treaty, requires Israel to acknowledge the custodial role of Jordan over “Muslim holy shrines in Jerusalem,” it does not require Israel to allow Jordan to prevent “Judaization” of the city. What it does require is for Jordan and Israel “to act together to promote interfaith relations among the three monotheistic religions.”
King Abdullah and Abbas: Jointly Prevent Judaization of Jerusalem
According to its peace treaty with Jordan, Israel recognizes Jordan’s role as custodian of Muslim sites in Jerusalem, but that role is not to “prevent the Judaization of Jerusalem.”
On Sunday, March 31, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and the acting leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, signed an agreement to jointly defend Jerusalem “from Israeli Judaization attempts.”
A statement issued by Abdullah’s palace expressed the terms of the agreement and asserted Jordan’s role as custodian of the Temple Mount and other “Muslim holy sites” in Jerusalem. As custodian, the King asserted, he maintains all rights to exert all legal efforts to preserve them.
Global Warming enthusiasts crestfallen.
Jerusalem of white: Snow falls in capital, northern Israel
Greatest snowfall since 1992 sees J’lem municipality announce closure of schools, kindergartens; police shut Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway as snow predicted to persist until afternoon.
The Jerusalem Municipality on Thursday morning announced schools and kindergartens will be closed due to snow. Police also closed the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway on Thursday morning at the entrance to the city due to icy conditions.
Elisha Peleg, an official in charge of emergencies with the Jerusalem Municipality, urged the city’s residents to remain at home and stay off the streets, telling Army Radio the area had overnight seen its greatest snowfall since 1992.
He said 10 to 15 centimetres (4 to 6 inches) of snow had piled up in the city center and more than that in outlying areas. “The downtown area is bathed in white,” Peleg said.
“The elders of Jerusalem don’t remember such a snowstorm in years,” Peleg also said.
Thanks pal, a job well done.
“I know this happened a day or so ago, but I wanted to wait till I had time to edit together a couple of people’s views of this speech and clean up the audio for a cleaner clearer listen.”
One only has to wonder what will happen if Mr.Obama wins another term, Etch-A-Sketch himself into an even more anti-Israel president than he has already been? He’s already been caught telling the Russians that he’ll have more freedom in a second term to please Moscow, what has he been quietly saying behind closed doors to the Arabs about Israel?
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today called on the Administration to publically recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. During today’s Department of State press briefing, the Department’s spokesperson refused to answer whether Jerusalem is located in Israel and whether it is the capital of Israel. The questions were related to a press release issued Monday by the Department that noted ongoing travel by a Department official to “Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Jerusalem, and Israel,” implying that Jerusalem and Israel are two distinct entities. State later issued a release noting the official’s travel to “Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.” Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
“For more than three years, the Obama Administration has followed in the flawed footsteps of its predecessors by refusing to fully implement U.S. law and move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
“Now, the Administration has gone even further. A mistake on a press release is understandable, but today the Administration doubled down on its determination to treat Jerusalem as separate from Israel. Where does the Administration think Jerusalem is? On Mars?
“Legitimizing the myth that Jerusalem isn’t part of Israel undermines our ally Israel’s sovereign right to designate its own capital, and lends credibility to efforts by Palestinian leaders and extremists who continue to deny the connection of the Jewish people to their historic capital, Jerusalem.
“The Administration needs to face reality, recognize publicly that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, and fully enforce U.S. law by moving our embassy to Jerusalem.”
And the US State Dept. will remain mute over the participation of, Kenneth R. Insley, Jr., who “bills himself as a consultant to the US State Department.” Also, what about the Christian branches who had representatives there?
“four Catholic bishops, two patriarchs, an Anglican minister from the UK, and a representative of the Roman Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem, as well as attendees from Religions for Peace (including the American William F. Vendley). The holocaust-denying, anti-Zionist rabbinical group Neturei Karta has six persons attending.”
Biggest anti-Israel conference evah? Americans there; UN, Europe in official attendance
J.E.Dyer: An “International Conference on Jerusalem” is being held 26-27 February in Doha, Qatar. The conference was scheduled by the Arab League during its meeting in Sirte, Libya in 2010. Its purpose is to combat the “Judaization of Jerusalem.” In the words of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Report, which tracks Muslim Brotherhood activities, this month’s conference “represents an unprecedented coalition arrayed against Israel.”
This isn’t hyperbole. The conference is unusually well advertised in English, being referred to in the media regularly as a “conference on Jerusalem,” rather than sparsely as a “conference on al-Quds,” the Arabic (and larger Islamic) term for Jerusalem. Yousef al-Qaradawi, “spiritual leader” of the Muslim Brotherhood, has held a number of conferences on Jerusalem in the last decade, hosting them around the Arab world and flying largely under the radar in terms of his media posture with the West. Researchers on the earlier Qaradawi conferences were more likely to find them under “al-Quds” than under “Jerusalem.” But the February 2012 conference is simply billed – even in a number of Arab-world English-language media – as the “conference on Jerusalem.”
Yet that doesn’t fully convey the conference’s confident tone. The conference is being given a higher profile than usual in English-language outlets, but the English transcriptions (such as the ones at the official conference website) don’t all provide the event’s full name: “International Conference for the Defense of Occupied Jerusalem.” Implied in this posture is a sense of momentum behind, and mainstreaming of, anti-Zionist themes.
h/t: A TUNDRA READER
Let us be thankful that the fire is indeed extinguished and the Holocaust museum saved, the memory of those murdered at the hands of German National Socialism must be not forgotten, and that those responsible must be brought to justice. KGS
J’lem: Arson may be cause of forest fire near Yad Vashem
By MELANIE LIDMAN
Fire started from 4 different spots at once; Five firefighters, three others treated for smoke inhalation; roads around Mt. Herzl, Yafe Nof closed.
Arsonists may have caused the largest forest fire in Jerusalem in a year, firefighters said on Sunday afternoon as flames raged in the Jerusalem Forest below the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
The fire was under control by 8 p.m., Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Asaf Abras said. Approximately 150 dunams (15 hectares) of the Jerusalem Forest were burned. More here.
No where else in the world can a people march through their own capital and have it deemed, provocative or controversial. KGS
Over 40,000 people marched through the streets of Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon in a show of patriotism honoring the 44th anniversary of the Six Day War.
Dozens were arrested during the annual Flag Day parade, which marched through the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in a departure from the route through the city center used in previous years.
Despite the more controversial route, police said the biggest problems were in the area of the Damascus Gate and Rehov Hanevi’im, which are part of the permanent route used in previous years.
A total of 24 people were arrested for disturbing the peace, the majority of them Jewish, the police reported.
Three people were wounded from rocks thrown on Rehov Hanevi’im next to the Damascus Gate and Sultan Suleiman Street, one of whom was taken to the hospital with a head injury.
“In previous years we have also had problems and violence between the Arabs and the Jews, but in our opinion the number of arrests [this year] was not small, it was quite large,” Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.
“Things were completely under control and different units responded in the way that’s appropriate, considering there were 40,000 people taking part. The streets in the Old City are very narrow, and tensions were high,” added Micky Rosenfeld, National Police spokesman.
Only the capital of the Jewish state seems continually up for grabs by the rest of the world, who choose to determine for them, what city is actually the capital of the Jews. Disgusting and racist mindset. KGS
PM: Divided J’lem ‘suffocates,’ united J’lem ‘blossoms’
By LAHAV HARKOV
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu emphasized the importance of Jerusalem’s unity during a special Knesset plenum session on Wednesday, Jerusalem Day.
Netanyahu said that “like many Israelis, many Knesset members are too young to remember how Jerusalem looked when it was divided, when there was a wall four stories high in the middle of Jaffa Street.”
Before the Six Day War, Netanyahu explained, Jerusalem was “suffocating, a city that did not develop, that was frozen.”
“That changed after Jerusalem was united under Israeli sovereignty,” the prime minister added. “Jerusalem is breathing and blossoming. Jerusalem is developing as one town.”
Netanyahu cited new developments in Jerusalem, including a new train line into the capital and a biotechnology center, and said that much-needed new schools are being constructed in Arab neighborhoods.
“All this secures the future of Jerusalem,” the prime minister said. “We often talk about the city’s past, but we need to appreciate what is being done in the present.”
Raed Salah, the local fundamuslim rabble-rouser in Israel, (yes they have the same problem there as well) is pissed off that the gates to Jerusalem has a Mezuzot attached to it. Apparently it doesn’t mesh with the plan of Islamization of the Old City. So he’s whining about it, a lot. KGS
H/T The Muqata
NOTE: Offense and outrage only goes one way in the mind of the Mussulman.
Israeli Arab Leader Demands: Remove Old City Mezuzot
NRG: The Israeli Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, led by Sheikh Raed Salah, is now demanding the removal of all “Mezuzot”** on the gates of Jerusalem’s Old City.
According to the movement, the mezuzot are an attempt to Judaize the “Arab heritage” of the Old City.
In a statement issued by the movement, it stated that during a patrol in the Old City, they saw mezuzot on the various gates, and Jews touching the mezuzot as they passed through the gates.
“This is a disgusting attempt to Judaize the Arab and Islamic heritage of the Old City,” the statement said, “and all the relevant Islamic institutions are called up to to act quickly to remove the mezuzot.”
Mahmoud Abu Atta, spokesman for the institution “Mossad Al-Aqsa” said that he sees these mezuzahs “as continued attempts to Judaize the Old City. A Mezuzah is put on the door of a Jewish home yet this [the Old City of Jerusalem] is an Arab city.”
Jameel @ Muqata: “On a personal note, I remember the first time I passed through Sha’ar Yaffo — the Jaffa Gate, and saw the large mezuza on the gate. Nothing is more appropriate than a Mezuzah on the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem. It should be noted that the Adalah organization, a key New Israel Fund grantee in the Israeli-Arab sector, expresses support for Sheik Raed Salah. (JewishWeek) What could be more appropriate for a “New Israel,” than the Old City of Jerusalem, without any mezuzot?”
One of the world’s leading experts on Jerusalem, Dr. Jaques Gautier discusses his twenty-five years of study on the subject, “Who Owns Jerusalem?” The video doesn’t upload on blogger, please click here to view it. KGS